Pennsylvania at Gettysburg - Inventory Number: GET 296 / SOLD
The 1904 edition of Pennsylvania at Gettysburg, published by Wm. Stanley Ray, State Printer, in Harrisburg, PA. in 2 volumes. This is the complete 2 volume hardcover 1,162 page set with part leather cover, gold gilt decoration and lettering on the leather spine, marbled boards and endpapers, and illustrations inside, including soldiers, officers of course, in the fronts of each volume, shown with their tissue paper protector, maps and of course, the monuments dedicated at Gettysburg originally to mark the positions of all the Pennsylvania commands that were engaged at the Battle of Gettysburg. This is one of 19,000 copies printed in 1904, and both volumes retain the paper insert that says Compliments of Charles Johnson, Resident Clerk House of Representatives, as the Pennsylvania House and Senate were given a certain number of copies, of which some were distributed to constituents, such as this one.
This is a lovely set in very good condition with clean, unmarked, tight pages, a strong binding, and some light scuffs and bumps to the leather on the cover and spine, light wear on the marbled cover boards, some corner bumps and some edge chipping on the top and bottom edges of both volumes. The top, sides and bottom of the pages edges are gold gilt edged. There is minor/faint age tanning to the pages, minimal foxing. There is a list of the inscriptions on the monuments and an index at the end of Volume II as well as the fold out map of the battle field and the locations of the Pennsylvania monuments which is attached to the last page that came with this set. The map is in very good condition with minor foxing, and doesn't appear to have been unfolded often. It is followed by plain white endpaper instead of the red marbled ones in the rest of the books to protect the map from discoloration. Volume I has some light wear to the back marbled endpapers. This is a handsome and thoughtfully presented set of books.
Inventory Number: GET 296 / SOLD